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The Music of What Happens

July 16, 2019
Hi Everyone,
As a traveler, I’ve always liked to take things easy. On a trip to Paris in my twenties, my best friend and I clashed terribly. She wanted to fill our days with castles and museums, a rigid checklist of must-sees, and I wanted to sit dreamily in cafes, sipping espresso and watching the world go by. Eventually we agreed to go our separate ways each morning and meet for dinner each night to tell each other about our day. Friendship saved. You’ll be glad to know I’ve matured and now I love castles and museums. But most of all, on this choir tour to Ireland, I am looking forward to hearing you, the St. James’ Choir, in the beautiful places we will visit. What more could I want?? 
And here’s a reminder inspired by a passage from an old Irish story. On our travels, let’s not expect anything too specific. Instead, why not just watch things unfold and listen for the “music of what happens.” Because it will. 
I cannot wait to reach Ireland in a few days. And for those of you back in LA, I will be sending prayers and Celtic blessings!☘️
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Choir of St. James Ireland Tour

March 22, 2019

On July 19, Mother Kate and 38 members of our choir will arrive in Dublin, Ireland, for a 10-day singing pilgrimage. With its sacred sites pre-existing Egypt’s pyramids, Ireland’s religious history spans the centuries from before the Druids of the Celts through the foundations of Christianity laid by St. Patrick and evolving to the present day. We invite parishioners and friends to make their own arrangements to intersect any or all of our amazing itinerary destinations. Here is an overview of our itinerary:

July 19 – Arrival in Dublin with accommodations at Jurys Inn Christchurch (central Dublin).

July 21 – Sing 11 AM Holy Eucharist, Christ Church Cathedral (Anglican)

July 23 – Travel to Church of the Assumption in Tullamore to sing a concert at 8 PM.

July 24 – Travel to Cork with accommodations at the Metropole Hotel

July 25 – Concert at 1 PM in St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral

July 26 – Travel to Galway with accommodations at Jurys Inn Galway and the Menlo Park Hotel

July 27 – Concert at 1 PM in St. Nicholas Collegiate Church

July 28 – Sing 11 AM Holy Eucharist, St. Nicholas Collegiate Church (Anglican)

July 29 – Travel to Dublin airport for departures

All are invited to follow the tour “virtually” with daily blog postings. More details to follow. For more information, please visit STJLA.org/tour.

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